Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy and calendars. The development of Chinese astrology is tied to that of astronomy, which came to flourish during the Han Dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD).
Chinese astrology was elaborated during the Zhou dynasty (1046--256 BC) and ... More
Chinese astrology is based on the itional astronomy and calendars. The lopment of Chinese astrology is tied to of astronomy, which came to flourish ng the Han Dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd ury AD).
Chinese astrology was orated during the Zhou dynasty (1046--256 and flourished during the Han Dynasty century BC to 2nd century AD). During Han period the familiar elements of itional Chinese culture - the Yin-Yang osophy, theory of the 5 elements, Heaven Earth, Confucian morality - were brought ther to formalize the philosophical ciples of Chinese medicine and nation, astrology and alchemy.
The 5 sical planets are associated with the Wu :
Venus—Metal (White Tiger)
ter—Wood (Azure Dragon)
Mercury—Water ck Tortoise)
Mars—Fire (Vermilion ) (may or may not be associated with the nix which was also an imperial symbol g with the Dragon)
Saturn—Earth low Dragon)
According to Chinese ology, a person's destiny can be rmined by the position of the major ets at the person's birth along with the tions of the Sun, Moon and comets and the on's time of birth and zodiac Sign. The em of the twelve-year cycle of animal s was built from observations of the t of Jupiter (the Year Star; simplified ese: 岁星; traditional Chinese: 歳星; pinyin: īng). Following the orbit of Jupiter nd the sun, Chinese astronomers divided celestial circle into 12 sections, and ded it to 12 years (from 11.86). Jupiter ssociated with the constellation Sheti plified Chinese: 摄提; traditional Chinese: Boötes) and is sometimes called Sheti.
A em of computing one's fate and destiny d on one's birthday, birth season, and h hours, known as Zi Wei Dou Shu plified Chinese: 紫微斗数; traditional ese: 紫微斗數; pinyin: zǐwēidǒushù), or le Star Astrology, is still used larly in modern day Chinese astrology to ne one's fortune. The 28 Chinese tellations, Xiu (Chinese: 宿; pinyin: , are quite different from Western tellations. For example, the Big Bear a Major) is known as Dou (Chinese: 斗; in: dǒu); the belt of Orion is known as (simplified Chinese: 参; traditional ese: 參; pinyin: shēn), or the "Happiness, une, Longevity" trio of demigods. The n northern constellations are referred to uan Wu (Chinese: 玄武; pinyin: xúanwǔ). Wu is also known as the spirit of the hern sky or the spirit of Water in Taoism ef.
In addition to astrological readings he heavenly bodies, the stars in the sky the basis of many fairy tales. For ple, the Summer Triangle is the trio of cowherd (Altair), the weaving maiden y (Vega), and the "tai bai" fairy eb). The two forbidden lovers were rated by the silvery river (the Milky . Each year on the seventh day of the nth month in the Chinese calendar, the s form a bridge across the Milky Way. The erd carries their two sons (the two stars ach side of Altair) across the bridge to ite with their fairy mother. The tai bai y acts as the chaperone of these two rtal lovers.
Chinese astrology has a e relation with Chinese philosophy ory of the three harmony, heaven, earth water) and uses the principles of yin and and concepts that are not found in ern astrology, such as the wu xing hings, the 10 Celestial stems, the 12 hly Branches, the lunisolar calendar n calendar and sun calendar), and the calculation after year, month, day and hen (時辰).Less